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What is the NeuroSuit?

Nov 19th, 2020 | by NAPA Team
NAPA Team

NAPA Team

November 19th, 2020

NAPA’s Director of Intensive Therapy Services, Jess, is here to talk about the NeuroSuit! If you prefer text, we have the video transcribed for you below.

We’re going to talk a little bit today about the NeuroSuit, such a great therapeutic tool that we’ve been using here for many many years. One thing I want to say right off the bat is that it is a therapeutic tool, not magic. However, we really like to impart the knowledge to our parents that it can be very beneficial for increasing the overall benefits of the therapeutic activities to the wearer. So, really thinking of the questions that we get asked the most:

What is it and what does it do?

In the simplest terms, it does three things: it loads, it compresses, and it aligns. I’ll explain a little bit about what I mean.

1. It loads

  • We can add up to forty pounds of pressure to the body using the NeuroSuit. Of course, for our smaller bodies, we don’t add that much pressure. We want to do that to really activate the anti-gravity muscles of the system, namely, the muscles that get you up off the ground to walk, stand, run, crawl, jump, etc.

2. It Compresses

  • You can think of the NeuroSuit as a girdle of support; a compression garment. It’s really important to promote good body awareness to our systems because if you don’t know where your body is in relationship to the world, to other people, to other objects, you’re never going to be able to move it efficiently. The compression aspect of the NeuroSuit is very important.

3. It Aligns

  • This is the one that is more intuitive to our families and our parents when they look at the suit. So, if you take a look at the little black bungies, those help to activate the underlying musculature and promote better posture and alignment. If your body is not in the right place to begin with, it doesn’t matter if you can turn on the muscles because it’s not going to do the right thing.

Who is the NeuroSuit really good for?

Is it appropriate for my kiddo?

Number one: If you are concerned about general posture and alignment for your kiddo, that’s a win. NeuroSuit would be great for that kid.

Number two: Children with general strength impairments. NeuroSuit is really good for activating muscles of the bum bum, the lower extremities, and the back.

Number three: If you just really want to add an extra challenge and mix up the challenge of your general therapeutic activities, the NeuroSuit can be a really awesome addition to your therapeutic program.

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